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SAP HANA Live - Real-Time operational reporting

What is SAP HANA Live?

Real-Time operational reporting on your Suite on HANA system without any redundancy or latency or in a sidecar scenario to your existing SAP Business Suite deployment

More details on In-Memory Analysis for Operational Reporting - SAP HANA Live

SAP HANA Live Free 3 Day Trial on SAP HANA Marketplace

 

Can we perform a PoC with our own data without buying hardware?

Existing SAP customers can take advantage of the SAP HANA data mart discovery offer, which is a pre-assembled cloud-based HANA/BI infrastructure to evaluate SAP HANA analytic scenarios. The offer includes the SAP HANA platform on a private cloud infrastructure based on AWS Amazon Web Services that is up-and-running in less than 1 hour.

Sample content from the SAP HANA Live rapid-deployment solution is already installed and ready to use with SAP-provided sample demo. The customer has administration rights to this private cloud and is able to extend the test scenario with their own on premise SAP ERP (or 3rd party data sources).

The offer is subscription based and can be used as long as necessary.

SAP HANA Data Mart Discovery Offer overview.

More details on SCN: SAP HANA data mart discovery offer

 

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Does SAP provide RDS material for SAP HANA Live?

Yes, please see the link to the RDS http://service.sap.com/rds-shl (RDS-Analytics-HANA Live) and this SAP note , which also includes a SAP HANA Live QuickGuide:

 

What is the SAP HANA Live - (formerly know as SAP HANA Analytics Foundation or SHAF) ?

SAP HANA Live, provides SAP-delivered content for SAP HANA calculation views for real-time operational reporting and is the platform for the new native SAP HANA applications Smart Business. The content is represented as a VDM - virtual data model, which is based on the transactional and master data tables of the SAP Business Suite. The SAP HANA Studio provides the Calculation views for these VDM.

SAP HANA Live is ideally suited as a Self-Service BI component for SAP Business Suite users requiring operational analytics. SAP HANA Live is complementary to the SAP Enterprise Data Warehouse application SAP NetWeaver BW.

Video: http://www.saphana.com/docs/DOC-2949

SAPInsider presentation:

http://scn.sap.com/community/embedded-analytics/blog/2013/09/02/hana-live-webcast-summary

slides:  http://wcc.on24.com/event/67/02/32/rt/1/documents/slidepdf/sap_hana_live_insider_20130828_final2.pdf

Real-Life Customer story:

http://www.saphana.com/community/blogs/blog/2013/08/28/sap-hana-live-real-world-example

 

Two deployment scenarios are possible:

  • SAP HANA Live as a SAP HANA side car to SAP Business Suite applications on traditional RDBMS (Pre-requisite is SAP LT Replication Server), for example together with a SAP NetWeaver BW on HANA system
  • SAP HANA Live on the same system as SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, means the
    • SAP ERP HANA Live views on SAP ERP on powered by SAP HANA,
    • SAP CRM HANA Live views on SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA
    • SAP SCM HANA Live views on SAP SCM powered by SAP HANA

 

Can we extend the delivered SAP HANA Live content?

Yes, SAP HANA Live can be adjusted to any Industry, can easily be enriched with non-SAP data and can include customizations.

Of course the Standard SAP best practices for customizations also apply to SAP HANA Live, in order to avoid overwrite during upgrades and patches. During Ramp-up extensions are only possible with support of SAP. Furthermore limitations are described in SAP Notes 1778607 and 1800631.  SAP will deliver extensions to the initial data models from different transactional areas as well as industry applications.

Please see the link for the How-to-Paper, which you an also find attached to this link below:

http://www.saphana.com/docs/DOC-3884

Demo How-To-Extend HANA Live Query Views:

http://www.saphana.com/community/blogs/blog/2013/08/29/create-your-own-query-views-based-on-hana-live

 

Can we modify the delivered SAP HANA Live data models?

Yes, SAP HANA Live can be adjusted to any Industry, can easily be enriched with non-SAP data and can include customizations.

Of course the Standard SAP best practices for customizations also apply to SAP HANA Live, in order to avoid overwrite during upgrades and patches. During Ramp-up extensions are only possible with support of SAP. Furthermore limitations are described in SAP Notes 1778607 and 1800631.  SAP will deliver extensions to the initial data models from different transactional areas as well as industry applications.

Please see the link for the How-to-Paper, which you an also find attached to this link below:

How to Enhance SAP HANA Live | SCN

Demo How-To-Extend HANA Live Query Views:

http://www.saphana.com/community/blogs/blog/2013/08/29/create-your-own-query-views-based-on-hana-live

 

 

Can we copy the delivered SAP HANA Live data models?

Yes, Standard VDM content can be copied to a customer package in order to have for example a second VDM for a second HANA databse schema
Detailed How-to documentation Cross System reporting using HANA Live

 

Can we use SAP HANA Live Content for Cross System Reporting?

Yes, please see for more details:

Cross System reporting using HANA Live

How to Realize Cross System Reporting Using SAP... | SCN

 

How can SAP HANA Live be used together with SAP NetWeaver BW?

SAP Hana Live can be installed on a SAP BW on HANA system for the SAP in a side car scenario.

Using the mixed scenarios, the SAP HANA calculation views can be consumed in SAP NetWeaver BW. Vice versa, SAP NetWeaver BW data models can be exposed as SAP HANA calculation views and consumed together with SAP HANA Live calculation views.

http://www.saphana.com/community/blogs/blog/2013/04/03/the-hana-edw

 

Does SAP HANA Replace BW? (Hint: Still, No.)

SAP HANA Live running directly on SAP Business Suite on HANA can replace operational data stores on traditional RDBMS or the operational data store layers of the LSA in SAP BW, but SAP HANA Live does not address Enterprise Data Warehouse use cases. As Claudia Imhoff explains: "the goals, objectives and principles of original Corporate Information Factory architecture remain the same but technological innovations have changed HOW we implement the architecture - http://www.saphana.com/community/blogs/blog/2013/09/20/why-dw-architecture-matters-insights-from-dr-claudia-imhoff

Please see this blog for:

  • Future SAP BW developments including which features are considered for BW on HANA to take even more advantage of SAP HANA capabilities
  • BW on HANA unique features not available in SAP HANA views
  • How SAP BW on HANA and SAP HANA views can be linked and integrated to combine the best of both worlds

http://www.saphana.com/docs/DOC-3151

https://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-35584

 

High-Level distinction between SAP HANA Live and SAP BW on HANA:

SAP HANA Live

  • Operational Reporting - can elimnate Operational Data Stores which requires redundancy and latency
  • therefore used when real time access to data is required for decision making
  • Untransformed data (no business rules applied – transformation takes place after execution of reports in the virtual data model - no persistence of transformations as the orginal transaction data are used: no aggregates, no replication)
  • Possible replacement for SE16, ABAP reports and native ERP Legacy reporting tools (Report Designer etc.) as well as SQVI (QuickViewer) activity in ERP, incl. standard access to SAP BusinessObjects BI and HTML5/UI5 etc.

BW on HANA

  • Analytical Reporting
  • Enterprise Data Warehousing capability (time dependent master data, hierarchies, etc.)
  • Information Lifecyle Managment (Retention of Data), also in conjunction with Sybase IQ NLS (NearLine Storage) solution
  • Business Rules applied to the data before persisting them
  • Enterprise Information (Data) Management - Harmonization and consolidation of data from multiple sources

What is the security/authorization model for SAP HANA Live?

Please see this link for an overview on the authorization and security aspects: http://www.saphana.com/docs/DOC-2922

 

What is the minimum ERP release to utilize SAP HANA Live?

SAP recommends ECC 6.0 EHP7 to use the full content. The current minimum release is ECC 6.0 EHP4. for details please see the release notes in http://help.sap.com/hba

 

SAP HANA Live is also the foundation for new native SAP HANA Analytical Applications:

http://www.saphana.com/docs/DOC-3323

 

How can I see the tables used for SAP HANA Live calculation views?

Please see this YouTube video for an example of a SAP HANA XS demo application which is utilized to get the list physical tables of views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah2p5Hdh_kY

SAP HANA Live has a browser to view the models:

How-to-Document: Utilize the View Browser Application Which Accompanies SAP HANA Live:

https://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-40300

 

How does SAP HANA Live differentiates from SAP Embedded Reports and Operational Data Providers?

SAP Embedded reports became available with SAP ECC 6.0 and EHP 5 and Operational Data Providers with EHP 6. SAP HANA Live became available with SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA and is based on SAP HANA calculation views.

 

Which User Interface UI / front-end is required for the SAP HANA Live for Reporting?

SAP HANA Live reports can be accessed by HTML 5, native Excel or SAP BusinessObjects Business Analytics applications.

http://help.sap.com/hba#ERP

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_hba/helpdata/en/df/65d36d2bec49e189f5452da92669ea/frameset.htm

 

Which user interface is used to access the back-end modeling?

The application back-end can be accessed using the standard SAP HANA Studio functionality. In order to access the structures and elements of the virtual data model inside SAP HANA Live without installing SAP HANA Studio, the html-based SAP HANA Live View Browser can be used (also for documentation).

 

Which SAP BusinessObjects analytical solutions are available for SAP HANA Live?

Recommended (but not limited to) for the first version of SAP HANA Live are:

SAP Crystals Reports for Enterprise 4.0.4

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis (Edition for Microsoft Office) 1.0.3

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0.4

 

 

Will there be RDS Services available?

Yes, please see Rapid-deployment services in:

http://www.saphana.com/docs/DOC-2956

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